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07-22-2011, 10:18 PM
Originally Posted by Jarred1
Iodine does knock the little critters out!
Apparently it knocks out chalices too.
I personally would not use iodine on LPS
. In fact, I have gotten away from it on all corals. With Coral Rx and Revive on the market, they are a lot easier on the coral tissue. Zoanthids, while can protect themselves by closing, still get very stressed with an iodine dip...even more so with the famous freshwater dip.
Your chalice may in fact benefit from a dip of Revive because it does have some antibacterial properties to slow any infections that might set in. Put it in a lower area of light that receives good indirect flow and hope for the best.
Also I keep in mind what the stock is that I am adding and whether they are prone to pests and if so, which ones. For the most part, chalices aren't one of those corals that seem to come in with bugs, flatworms or nudis. So I generally look at them and watch them right after adding to the tank to see if anything crawls around on them and don't dip them.
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